Are you expecting a new baby in the family? Or did you just give birth to another child? You’ll love this new children’s book!
#1 Amazon bestselling Author and Inspirational Speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag will launch her first children’s book Mommy Loves You Just the Same on May 19, 2016. The author’s two older children inspired her to write the book while she was pregnant with her third child. It tells the heartwarming story of how an expectant mother assured her son of her unchanging love — during her pregnancy and after she gave birth to her new baby. It also shows how this mother’s assuring love inspired and enabled the little boy to become a loving and responsible big brother.
“Mommy Loves You Just the Same is a book for parents, and their children, who are anticipating a new baby. The story presents proactive ways to involve and prepare older siblings in the arrival of a new member in the family,” says Zarah Gagatiga, a children’s book author, storyteller, teacher librarian and a board member representing librarians of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.
“The story reminds me of our own pregnancy experience with our youngest, Zoe and how we prepared our eldest, Nico, to being a big brother. They are siblings as well as good friends!” adds Gagatiga.
“Teresa’s first children’s book is a truly heartwarming read. Told in simple but meaningful words, the story of a mother’s unconditional love for both her children is especially great for preparing kids to ‘welcome’ their younger siblings,” says Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Magazine (an educational magazine for kids) Tina Santiago Rodriguez, who is also a media missionary at TrulyRichandBlessed.com, a writer for Philstar.com and Smart Parenting Online and a mother of four.
“The illustrations help add to the ‘comforting’ feeling one gets when reading the story — my favorite is the one of Mommy tandem nursing her kids,” adds Santiago Rodriguez.
“I was looking for a book that I can use to repeatedly remind my two older children that I love them just the same even with the coming of their baby brother. Since I could not find one with exactly the same message, I composed a poem for them instead,” Gumap-as Dumadag shares. “I drew inspiration from the things that my children did during my third pregnancy and what my eldest did for me and his younger brother after my second pregnancy.”
“I’m thankful that I met Jia Rubio-Monserrat in an event where I was one of the speakers. She did a great job in turning my vision into beautiful illustrations. She also helped me come up with coloring pages to reinforce the message and lessons that children can learn from the book,” the author adds.
Those who will buy a copy of Mommy Loves You Just the Same get free access to the printable coloring pages. The eBook can be purchased online through Hands-OnParentwhileEarning.com’s online shop, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the following Facebook Pages: Full Life Cube, Hands-On Parent while Earning or BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking. Please like any of these pages to get updates on the virtual launch and the promos related to it.
The virtual book launch is organized by Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services. It is also supported by Mom and Milly Educational Toys, My Little Ikbi, Moringana by Organics Asia, Gymboree, Zalor Maternal Care Massage Services and Halo Philippines.